New ‘N’ gauge projects revealed

Photo: Class 313122 at Kensington Olympia in February 2020. Source:


Revolution Trains has revealed five new projects at the recent International N Gauge Show headlined by a proposal for the Class 313 and 314 three-car Electric Multiple Units (EMUs). The unit project is joined by the announcement of four new wagons for the scale.

The Class 313/314 units will be Revolution’s third ready-to-run EMU project for ‘N’ gauge following on from the Class 390 Pendolino and the currently in development model of the Class 321 four-car EMU. Revolution will model both the dual-voltage Class 313 (Great Eastern and Southern regions and the overhead AC powered Class 314 (Scottish Region).

Proposed liveries include BR blue and grey, Network SouthEast, Silverlink, First, Southern and Network Rail yellow. The final livery selection will be announced when Revolution opens the order book for the units.

With the success of its 35ton Class B oil tankers Revolution has moved on to develop a model of the Class A petrol tankers which use the same chassis, but with the longer barrel used to transport the lighter form of fuel. The 1950s built tankers will be offered in Esso, Mobil and Staveley Chemicals liveries. Revolution is also proposing use of the same chassis to model the MTV/Zander stone and departmental wagons for ‘N’ gauge together with a further run of Class B tankers.

For modern era modellers The VTG operated FWA ‘Ecofret’ short-wheelbase container flat twin and triple sets have been earmarked for development in ‘N’ gauge. These wagons are designed to carry 40ft or pairs of 20ft containers on each platform and they are currently in service with DB Cargo, Freightliner and GBRf. The models will have a metal spine with moulded deck and spigot detail. CAD drawing work has been completed and Revolution expects to open the order book soon.

Completing its round of new releases is the addition of the IWA Holdall and Timber carriers for ‘N’ gauge. These were previously announced for ‘OO’ (HM148). Full details were to be confirmed as Hornby Magazine closed for press.

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